EDMOND — City officials are encouraging children and families to limit their Halloween trick-or-treating throughout Edmond to the late afternoon and early evening hours of Oct. 31.
The Downtown Edmond Business Association will offer Trick or Treat in the Street from 5 to 7 that evening. Downtown business owners will dress up and hand out candy for the children.
Arcadia Lake's Storybook Forest opens Oct. 23 and runs through Halloween at Spring Creek Park, 2.5 miles east of Interstate 35 on 15th Street.
Storybook Forest is geared for children ages 10 and younger. Children can walk along a tree-lined trail, collecting treats and visiting scenes from classic stories and rhymes including Peter Pumpkin Eater, the Three Little Pigs and the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe.
Admission is $5 per child Monday through Thursday and $7 per child Friday and Saturday. Parents accompanying a child are admitted free.
Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 nightly. For more information, call 216-7471.
Pumpkin Palooza, sponsored by the Edmond Parks and Recreation Department, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at J.L. Mitch Park. The event is free.
There will be a pumpkin carving contest for the first 30 registrants and a flashlight pumpkin hunt as the sun begins to set.
Pumpkin Palooza includes the annual pumpkin chunking event.
Participants can test their carpentry skills by bringing their own handmade catapult or trebuchet to send pumpkins sailing through the air during the pumpkin chunking.
Two pumpkins will be provided to each participant, but participants may also bring up to five pumpkins of their own.
“Kids are welcome to come dressed in their Halloween costumes for an evening of all things pumpkin,” said Diane Self, recreation program manager.
Odyssey of the Mind students will be selling grilled hamburgers and hot dogs to raise money for a national competition in Michigan.
About 500 people attended last year's Pumpkin Palooza.
For more information, call 216-7638.